My step towards empowerment!
I’ve learnt about Web 2.0 concept for the first time and I am already enthused to work on this unique project. What’s exciting about Web 2.0 is that voices of women from the grass root level and entrepreneurs will reach the world from an individual perspective without any political or third party pressure like we normally see in the print media. This is a great opportunity for young women like me who can constructively use internet to spread the message of social stage. Since I am an active internet user, I can now utilize my time online by focusing on Web 2.0 and learn and network with powerful women around the world.
Web 2.0 being a platform for people who can post their stories and create information to share globally on the Internet, it place a very important role in women’s empowerment because it gives chance to women to network, work on a platform which is not politically influenced and women like me can at least report problems that prevails in my society freely on the web to raise voices and concerns and eventually take action.
Reading the articles the fact that amazed me the most was that Women hold just 17% of global decision-making positions, and only 16% of global news stories focus on women. I think that Web 2.0 will be turning the face of media by giving opportunities to women and giving them the power to be heard!
In my profile I mentioned that I am running a youth-led women organization called the ‘Youth Dividend’, and we aim to empower young people, particularly young women through media, I think I have been associated with Web 2.0 at the right time and I can create a greater different with the platform I am provided. I have already started visioning of the exercise I will be working on and I am confident that web 2.0 will be the only platform which will voice the issues globally. I am working on a project in the Flood hit areas of Pakistan where I will be reporting concerns of women, young girls and documenting their problems which are not given preference, I will be focusing on Sexual and Reproductive health Rights of displaced young women in Flood Affected areas in Sindh and Punjab.